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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blench v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blenched p. pr. & vb. n. Blenching.]
 1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
    Blench not at thy chosen lot.   --Bryant.
    This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never blenched from its fulfillment.   --Jeffrey.
 2. To fly off; to turn aside. [Obs.]
    Though sometimes you do blench from this to that.   --Shak.